Disruptive users may verbally abuse other chatters, monopolize the conversation, or even just disable it by repeatedly typing the same word or phrase into the conversation, a practice (much frowned upon) known as scrolling.Chat rooms can be found that focus on virtually any aspect of human endeavor or interest: there are current communities based on classic movies, Irish ancestry, baton twirling, and psychic readings, for example.Decisions by all room moderators are not to be argued with, or challenged in any way their only objectives are to provide support, and to look after the overall well-being of the depression chat rooms.

IRCStorm offers a wide varity of free chat rooms: Teen chat, Adult chat, general chat for all ages, Kids chat, Gay chat, Trivia chat, Music chat, Narcotics Recovery chat, Business chat, Weather Chat, Christian chat, College chat, Singles chat, Video game chat, free chat to please any idividual! While this is not a full list of available chat rooms feel free to click the link below to join the Network and see all. While we DO NOT censor chat, we also will not condone illegal activities. Harassment of your fellow chatters Will Not Be Tolerated. Channel Founders may kick and ban at their discretion, it is not up to network staff, to intercede in these disputes. While we do not police channels, we will ask you to remove vulgar or other inappropriate material from non secret ( s) channel topics, discretion should be used in selecting topics of such channels. Respect goes a long ways, give a little, get a lot! The staff is here to assist Network users with issues regarding the Network servers and services. While the staff will assist users as able, there are times when the staff are afk, or not available.

IRCStorm has just celebrated it's 10th anniversary as an active IRC network, on February 3rd, 2011. The staff is not here to be flamed or verbally abused. If this is the case, please send a memo to a staff member "/msg memoserv send Staff Members Nick I need help", they will get back to you as soon as possible.

A chat room is a Web site, part of a Web site, or part of an online service such as America Online, that provides a venue for communities of users with a common interest to communicate in real time.

Forums and discussion groups, in comparison, allow users to post messages but don't have the capacity for interactive messaging.

Because chat room messages are spontaneous and instantly visible, there is a potential for abuse, which may or may not be intentional.

Site hosts typically post a frequently asked questions (FAQ) list to guide users to appropriate chat room behavior, such as introducing yourself when you enter a room, making it clear when you are directing a question or response to a specific user, and reporting disruptive users, for example.

Most chat rooms don't require users to have any special software; those that do, such as Internet Relay Chat (IRC) allow users to download it from the Internet.

Chat room users register for the chat room of their choice, choose a user name and password, and log into a particular room (most sites have multiple chat rooms).

For example, by putting an "away" or "bbl" notice next to your name.